Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
So you're planning your wedding and immediately you are transported back to your childhood of when you wore your mom's high heels, a long flowing veil and you married...you're brother. Or maybe not. Maybe you have no idea what "theme" or "color scheme" you want for your wedding. Either way, pulling your wedding together is a daunting task that can leave you feeling lost and confused. That's why you hire us...I mean, here are some tips that may help you figure this all out!
#1. Reflect on yourselves to find a theme.
What's in a theme? My favorite types of themes are those that represent the bride &/or groom. Are you an avid reader? Do you love a certain flower, perhaps a sunflower? Are you going for a BBQ theme and you have a secret family BBQ rub recipe you can share with your guests? Do you love beer, I mean do you live in an area that makes a certain type of beer and maybe you like drinking it too? Are you enamored with a foreign destination (that's for you Desiree) or maybe you are getting married in front of your coy pond and you are super talented and design your own invitations... I love them all!!!!
#2. Stay focused, and try not to stray.
This is one of the hardest parts of pulling your wedding together. And I'm going to go ahead and say what we're all thinking, Pinterest is making this very difficult. If you're like me, you would like 5 different weddings, so you can use five different themes, colors and even venues. Unfortunately, what we end up seeing is what we like to call, a Pinterest mosh posh, basically a mix of cool ideas, that don't have any relation. The key is to find your inspiration picture. Stay focused and continually keep going back to make sure it matches!
#3. Less is more or maybe more is more.
So you have your theme, it's simple and being simple is a complete representation of you as a couple. So, in that case keep it simple. However, if you're going to go with a theme, then go big! The details are what can bring a theme or color scheme to life.
#4. Fall in love.
With your theme that is. Make sure you love the colors you are using, make sure you love what your venue looks like and most of all make sure the man or woman you are marrying loves them too! When a couple can create a masterpiece of a wedding, they can usually create a masterpiece of a marriage. And let's face it, a wedding lasts a day, a marriage lasts a lifetime!
#5. Invite your wedding pro's to work together.
This is the key to maintaining a constant theme or color scheme for your wedding. When your wedding planner and your florist, your venue coordinator, caterer and your DJ are all on the same page, so is your wedding. If your DJ does not know your wedding theme of vintage and old world, he/she may in fact show up with a light show that doesn't work with the feel of your wedding. Or, when working with a fantastic catering company he/she will make your food, serving plates and display decor match that of your wedding. And your florist is key! Make sure he/she gets your theme, understands your vision and can make your vision come to life!
In the end your wedding should be about you, your commitment and the bringing of two families together to celebrate the love between two beautiful people!
Good luck planning!!!!
From the numerous phone calls and emails, to the day we finally met for the first time, we knew Kelly and Matt’s wedding would be one for the books! Their spirited and fun-loving personalities radiated through every aspect of the day, even down to their unique favors. The day went off without a hitch, starting with an early morning setup and ending with a jam-packed dance floor!
The Ocean Club Hotel was the ideal backdrop for Kelly and Matt’s vision of a not-so-traditional beach wedding. From the intimate ambiance of the modern SeaSalt, to the incredible views from the spacious Sundeck, these two couldn't have picked a better venue! The coordinator at the Ocean Club, Samantha, was simply a dream to work with!
Now everyone, prepare yourselves for this one!
When we first saw this photo on Hello Gorgeous' Facebook page, I'm pretty sure we all said at one:
"OH. MY. GOSH."
Kelly, you are absolutely stunning and this picture captures just that! We admire you for taking such a risk!
Rachel, you are truely a genius!!
Kelly dreamed of having bouquets that resembled a bundle of freshly picked flowers.
We think Coventry Crossing nailed it!
See?! I told you this group was fun!
This wedding had it all: breathtaking views, stunning wedding gown, guests who came ready to celebrate, delicious food, classy decor, packed dance floor...
and most of all, a couple who radiates LOVE!
Kelly and Matt, we are so honored to have been a part of your big day! We loved being able to bring your ideas to fruition! We wish you all the best!!
Wedding Planners: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Venue: Ocean Club Hotel, SeaSalt Restaurant
Photographer: Hello Gorgeous Photography
Flowers: Coventry Crossing
Cake: Victory Baking Services
This wedding is one of those weddings where every single element had a personal touch from the bride and groom. Emily and Mark really threw themselves into making sure every detail was perfect. Our first phone call with Emily and Mark we realized how cool this couple was and how magnetic their day was going to be.
As we started planning ideas out with Emily through Pinterest we saw all of the awesome ideas that Emily had and we had our fingers crossed that she would be up to under taking it all. Oh boy, was she ever!
From the insanely awesome Popcorn Bar to the self-made photo booth, kids table and eco-friendly bamboo tableware, Emily nailed it! And if you’re more interested in the dress, don’t worry, she slayed it in that area too!
The most amazing escort cards ever!
"And you thought that high school math would never come in handy"
The super amazing popcorn bar garnished with an assortment of toppings to make your bag all your own.
We just died over this kids table! And how amazing are favors that are homemade BBQ rubs?!?
Emily and Mark, you rocked our socks off! We had such a brilliant time getting to know you two and your families! We are thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of your special day and your planning process! We wish you the best!
Venue: Croft Farms
Photographer: Lauren Schwarz Photography
DJ: Lovesick, Inc.
Caterer: Rodes Catering
Flowers: Heirloom Weddings
We always get asked if favors are a necessary aspect of having a wedding. We always advise that favors are nice, if and only if they are actually usable! This adorable key, keychain also doubles as a bottle opener. Who doesn't need a bottle opener?
It's always nice to say thank you to your guests for spending the day with you. We also love yummy treats for guests to take home like cookies, candies and even donuts!
The rule of thumb, favors should come from the heart, match your theme, have a personal meaning or be a donation in honor of those who attend your wedding. If you are purchasing a favor, just to purchase one, skip it!
Kristin and I met Dani Jill and her mother Molly via Skype in April 2012 while Dani Jill was visiting her Mom on vacation in Florida. Dani Jill knew exactly what she wanted but lived in Texas and was planning on having her wedding in New Jersey at her soon to be mother-in-law’s farm.
Dani Jill had most of what she envisioned for her wedding day pinned on Pinterest (oh, technology...still amazes me!). With her ideas and ours we helped plan the perfect day. Kristin and I knew the exact bridal bouquet she wanted and what she wanted for centerpieces, so in order to help ease some of costs that comes with a wedding we offered to make her bouquet as well as her bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsman, and fathers as well as the wrist corsages for the Mothers and Grandmothers. For the centerpieces, Dani Jill’s family had mason jars and we had flowers and twine!
Dani Jill also wanted a fun way to display her escort cards and favors (lottery tickets) and I had an old, glass paned door…perfect match. Kristin and I roughed up the door by sanding all the edges then strung twine in horizontal rows down the door and using the teeniest, tiniest, clothespins everything came together.
We could not have had anymore fun planning this wedding and anymore fun with Dani Jill and Aaron’s families. Aaron’s Mothers farm was breath taking and so was the bride!
This day started with two families coming together and ended with homemade Strawberry Wine and Moonshine!
Photography by: Studio Blue
Flowers and Decor by: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ: Chris Hummel
Caterer: Wedgewood Country Club
Cake/Cupcakes by: Sweet T's Bakeshop
Tent and Rentals: Petrosh's Big Top
We hosted a bridal event at Jewelbilee on November 6th! For the event we made a cookie bar to serve as refreshments and as an idea of the type of things we can do for you, as wedding planners. We love the design aspect of a wedding, and one of our brides mentioned she was interested in doing a cookie bar for her favors! Great idea! So, we set out to make one. Obviously this cookie bar is not for a wedding per-say, but it still looks delish!